In 1981, John Carpenter made a futuristic cult movie about an eye patch wearing bad-ass named Snake trying to escape New York City (which has become a prison) called (figures) Escape From New York.
New York Magazine is reporting that New Line Cinema is moving along with plans to remake said movie. Scribe Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps) apparently rescued the film from production hell with a few strokes of genius: change the person Snake must protect from the President to a lady senator and due the “N.Y.C. as a prison” thing sans destruction (saving a whole lot of budget). The wall around the city will remain, but the maintenance crews are pros it would seem.Oh, and there’s also no World War III to mess things up. Phew.
There have been talks and contracts are being written. There’s a lot of boring technical lawyer stuff in the contract, but here are the three important one:
Yup, that is real… and that is awesome. It has to be the best contract ever written. I wish I could be in the room when the lawyers read off the demands.
How high are John Carpenter’s standards? If the movie fails would he take legal action?
I’m not sure I’d think much about diving into the work of Les Blank if only given a plot synopsis. His films, including a plethora now available in a stunningly thorough Criterion set, take on the esoteric sides of America, from bluegrass musicians to the wonders of polka to the taste of Creole cooking. These […]
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